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Getting ready to delve into my first hub rebuild. I've read Zinn and everything 'looks' pretty straitforward, with the main caviot for me being to keep things organized so they go in the same way they came out.

I purchased my cone wrenches yesterday, have some good grease (finish line, I think) and I've read up.

The reason for this is two-fold.
One, I've always avoided routine hub maintenence due to lack of familiarity with it. Recently I've been doing most of my own wrenching with pretty good success.
two, my hub came loose on a recent ride, and then pretty much seized up, so I need to fix it if it is not already toasted.


So, is there anything to look out for, any pitfalls that you have experienced (that would not be already listed in Zinn)? My hub is only a Deore m525, but once I get into this and get comfy, I plan on doiing routine service on my magura's, so the stakes will be a little higher for me.

Any advice you can offer, or anything I may not have thought of is helpful going into it.




Also, from the description of my problem above (it will turn, but with a LOT of friction), do you think the hub is toast, or can it be fixed. I don't mind buying new bearings if I have to, as I'm on a tight budget, this is my 'second bike' wheelset, and I can't afford a new rear wheel right now...

Thanks in advance....
 

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also check park tool site

it's been a while since I've done any hub work... hopefully even more minimized by my recent purchase of a freehub buddy.
Have you checked this site? http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/howfix_hub.shtml

bmateo said:
Getting ready to delve into my first hub rebuild. I've read Zinn and everything 'looks' pretty straitforward, with the main caviot for me being to keep things organized so they go in the same way they came out.

I purchased my cone wrenches yesterday, have some good grease (finish line, I think) and I've read up.

The reason for this is two-fold.
One, I've always avoided routine hub maintenence due to lack of familiarity with it. Recently I've been doing most of my own wrenching with pretty good success.
two, my hub came loose on a recent ride, and then pretty much seized up, so I need to fix it if it is not already toasted.

So, is there anything to look out for, any pitfalls that you have experienced (that would not be already listed in Zinn)? My hub is only a Deore m525, but once I get into this and get comfy, I plan on doiing routine service on my magura's, so the stakes will be a little higher for me.

Any advice you can offer, or anything I may not have thought of is helpful going into it.

Also, from the description of my problem above (it will turn, but with a LOT of friction), do you think the hub is toast, or can it be fixed. I don't mind buying new bearings if I have to, as I'm on a tight budget, this is my 'second bike' wheelset, and I can't afford a new rear wheel right now...

Thanks in advance....
 
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